Video: Defense Service: Obvious And Probable
Currently, our dog breeding is in dire need of a stereotyped and, most importantly, constructive analysis of the accumulated problems. Due to the fact that the number of dog lovers has grown rapidly in recent years, and the organizational side of dog breeding remains the same as thirty or forty years ago, one should hardly be surprised at the extreme aggravation of difficulties associated with veterinary services, feeding, the possibility of walking, breeding., overexposure and training of dogs.
The pressing issues need to be somehow resolved, this is clear to everyone, an objective analysis of the state of each problem is necessary.
Let us first consider the situation in only one area of our dog breeding - training, in particular - training dogs for protective service.
This is what determines our choice. It's no secret that many dog owners start them with a very specific purpose - the house needs a guard and protector from uninvited guests.
However, over time, it turns out that the “defender” himself needs protection, and no tricks, including training on training grounds, give the desired result.
Often, a dog that has completed a course of ZKS and received a diploma is absolutely harmless in a critical situation. For many owners, specific complexes arise on this basis. Therefore, starting a dog, they do everything to raise an animal from a puppy, encouraging any of his aggression, including those directed at themselves.
These lovers usually proudly show each other their hands bitten by their own dog. However, the aggression formed in this way does not at all guarantee the owners the reliable work of the dog in a critical situation. Faced with resistance, she can at best be confused; at worst, dogs do not bite bandits, but their owners.
The question immediately arises - why? After all, in principle, the course of training "Protective guard service" was once conceived so that the dog that passed it and received a diploma could protect the owner. Unfortunately, this idea remained a dream.
So, the question we asked should be answered like this: apparently, most dogs are not ready for real work in real conditions because they do not have properly formed skills. In other words, the dog demonstrates aggressive behavior not at the command of the owner and not in real conditions of the attack, but in accordance with some other reasons. Having unleashed a stream of negative examples on the reader, we are not going to attribute these traits to all dogs. however, anyone with the slightest degree of familiarity with the current state of training practice will agree that the cases we have described are far from rare.
So, having "accused" many dogs, we ourselves run the risk of being caught in unfoundedness. Let's turn to the facts.
As part of a group of specialists, we held competitions in protective service, which were timed to coincide with dog shows.
Immediately, we note that in the competitions we are holding, everyone who wished to participate with dogs trained according to the ZKS course. Lovers with young untrained animals (younger age group) could test the suitability of their pets for protective service (test for working qualities).
The competition was attended by owners with dogs of various breeds of both sexes and different ages, in particular, Caucasian, German, East European, Scottish Shepherd Dogs; Moscow watchdogs, Giant Schnauzers, Black Terriers, Airedale Terriers, Newfoundlands, Dobermans, Boxers, Great Danes, etc. East European and German Shepherds (up to 90%) prevailed absolutely, which is understandable. The analysis did not take into account division by breed, sex and age. The absence of such differentiation, from our point of view, is justified in this work - after all, we want to identify general patterns, not particulars.
In preparing the tests, a whole series of polls arose before us. Firstly, how to organize competitions so that it is interesting to watch them not only for specialists? Secondly, the test of suitability for protective service should reveal the abilities and skills of dogs in this area and not be interrupted, say, in a “high-speed detention in muzzles”, when dogs compete in who will catch up with the conditional offender faster. Note that the authors would undertake within a month to prepare the absolute champion of the country in high-speed detention in a muzzle, using an Afghan or Russian canine greyhound. So, our idea in preparing the competition was that the standards presented to dogs reveal their working qualities. We assumed that a dog trained in protective service should, if necessary, really protect its owner,do not eat a delicacy offered to strangers, guard the thing left by the owner.
All this is generally not new, but we have taken into account that in a real situation hooligans or bandits are unlikely to immediately, without engaging in a fight, run away from a dog in a long-sleeved cotton robe, making characteristic "hovering" hand movements. performed by the assistant instructor at the site. Most likely, the bully will decisively attack the owner, and he will naturally act like an ordinary person (or maybe better?).